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Required Courses for Medical Sciences

YEAR 1
HLSC 1F90
Introduction to Health Sciences
Issues and controversies in the area of health. Aspects of health status, determinants of health and
personal health.

BIOL 1F90
Concepts in Biology
Topics essential to contemporary biology: molecular biology, biological energy conversion, how plants
and animals adapt, and genetics and the evolutionary process.

CHEM 1F91
Chemical Principles and Properties I
Stoichiometry, inorganic and organic reactions, quantum mechanics, molecular structure and bonding,
solutions and their properties, thermochemistry and gas laws.

CHEM 1F92
Chemical Principles and Properties II
Molecular structure, shapes, and behaviour of molecules emphasizing organic compounds, bonding and
intermolecular interactions, the states of matter, chemical equilibrium, titrations, entropy, free
energy, electrochemistry, and reaction rates.

MATH 1F92
Introductory Statistics
Describing and comparing data sets, linear regression analysis, basic probability theory, discrete
probability distributions, binomial and normal distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence
intervals and hypothesis tests on means and proportions, properties of t-, F- and chi-squared
distributions, analysis of variance, inference on regression. Emphasis on interpretation of numerical
results for all topics. Use of Minitab.

DART 1F91
Introduction to Theatre and Performance
Significant concepts and issues in the study of theatre and performance, and the role of theatre and
performance in society.

YEAR 2
HLSC 2F95
Human Anatomy
Human anatomy using a systemic approach. Emphasis on the functional aspects of gross and histologic
anatomy. Musculoskeletal anatomy using a regional approach.

HLSC 2P07
Biostatistics I
Fundamental statistical principles and techniques for research. Issues concerning the construction,
administration and evaluation of data collection as well as the processing and analysis of data.

HLSC 2P09
Principles of Human Psychology
Molecular, cellular, tissue and organ physiology. Topics include cell structure and function, energy and
cellular metabolism, cell transport processes, signal transduction, and nervous, muscle, endocrine, and
immune systems.

HLSC 2P27
Research Methods in Health
Introduction to research designs across health disciplines including issues and controversies in
conducting research.

BIOL 2P97
Human Physiology
Normal human function with specific reference to digestive, circulatory, respiratory and excretory
activities and their regulation as well as their more common genetic, environmental and lifestyle
pathologies.

HLSC 2P91
Nutrition
Introduction to nutritional sciences. Uptake and metabolic role of nutrients and their role in health
maintenance throughout the lifespan.

BIOL 1F26
Human Impact on the Environment
Introduction to nutritional sciences. Uptake and metabolic role of nutrients and their role in health
maintenance throughout the lifespan.

SCLC 1F90
Cultures of Western Europe
Emergence of distinct Western European cultures and civilizations from the early modern period to
modern times; cultural, political and religious perspectives.

YEAR 3
HLSC 2P21
The Health of Canadian Society
Health status of Canadians and the history and structure of the health care system.

HLSC 3P09
Human Endocrinology
Physiological functions and cellular mechanisms of actions of hormones. Abnormalities of hormonal

control leading to disease. Topics include pituitary, thyroid, adrenocortical, pancreatic and gonadal
hormones.

HLSC 3P19
Principles of Pharmacology
Drug absorption, distribution, biotrans-formation, clearance and mechanisms of action. Nervous,
cardiovascular, endocrine system, renal and respiratory drugs. Drug development and regulations.

HLSC 3P97
Medical Microbiology
Overview of diseasecausing infectious agents including bacteria, fungi, viruses, prions and parasites.
Biological principles of infection and the interactions between pathogens and the immune system.
Clinical importance of infectious disease and main methods for laboratory diagnosis. Diseases of major
importance as learning examples.

HLSC 3P02
Human Immunology
Elements and principles of the human immune system and its role in prevention of infectious disease.

HLSC 3P90
Cardiac Pathophysiology
Introduction to basic cardiac physiology. Topics include heart structure and function, arterial dynamics
and blood flow, risk factors associated with and mechanisms of various types of cardiovascular disease.

HLSC 3P93
Nutrition and Health
Overview of nutrition therapy, focusing on current literature outlining nutritional practices associated
with specific diseases.

HLSC 3P99
Pharmacology and the Nervous System
Study how medications can alter the functions of the peripheral nervous system.

SCLC 2F00
Literatures of Western Europe
Comparative approach to the study of major works and writers from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal
and Spain.

YEAR 4
HLSC 4P50
Research Methods in Epidemiology
Epidemiological research methods and identification of risk factors.

HLSC 4P95
Human Pathology
Principles and current knowledge in general pathology; generic pathogenic mechanisms and commonly
occurring examples of disease from selected organ systems.

HLSC 4P99
Clinical Epidemiology
Description and principles of clinical epidemiology. Decision-making strategies for implementing and
evaluating clinical research.

HLSC 4P02
Medical Immunology
Applications of human immunology in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases including
chronic and acute infection, graft rejection, autoimmunity, allergy, and cancer.

HLSC 2P90
Advanced Human Sexuality
Topics include sexual attraction and love, sexual orientation, pornography and prostitution, sexual
assault, sexual disorders, STIs and sex therapy
HLSC 2P92
Nutrition in Health Care
Introduction to nutrition and nutritional sciences and its role within a health-care centric context.
HLSC 2P97
Global Issues in Infection Diseases
World changes and their influence on emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases; examination
of interrelating biological, social and environmental factors that contribute to infectious disease
causality and their impact on global societies.